Notes from Joseph Drouhin:
"Site: south of Beaune, on the slopes, next to Pommard.
History & tradition: because of the purity of its air, Volnay was apparently the favourite residence of the ladies at the court of the Duke of Burgundy. The other attraction was of course the charm of its wines. "Santenots" is a specil "climat" in the Volnay appellation. Classified as a Premier cru, Volnay-Santenots is produced on the commune of Meursault. Eastern exposure, at mi-slope.
Tasting Notes: Volnay-Santenots always reflects charm and seduction. It is appreciated for its finesse, its sap and fragrance. Bright ruby-red and light garnet colours. Delicate and complex aromas of violet, gooseberry, cherry, evolving with age towards spice, game and cooked prune flavours. On the palate, the wine is harmonious. Freshness, velvet mouth and tannins are perfectly mingling. The wine is delicate, but altogether fleshy and sweet, without any flabbiness, and tinged with a contained energy."